Don't ya hate it when that happens? What's even worse is if the weather turns bad and they aren't fed. Those big nucs can starve so quickly. Few things in beekeeping are more heartbreaking......... Give those <strong nucs> to newbies installing them on foundation, and you can bet they will swarm.
I agree, it is. Since I have paid for mine in so many ways, should I charge for it in the price of ther nuc? Or consider that when I sell a nuc, that I am obligated to teach the buyer? I have expected that the buyer knew enuf to ask questions. Do I, as the seller, need to do an "Adoption Interview" to see if the buyer is a fit "parent" for my bees? And then reject some buyers? Or what?Education is so important.